Communicaid for Hearing Impaired Persons (CHIP) is the only registered nonprofit organization which serves Anglophones affected by hearing loss, their families, friends, coworkers and the community at large, in Quebec. CHIP has been providing ongoing programs, services and support to the hard of hearing community in and around the greater Montreal area since 1979, almost 40 years. Many of our team and board members are people affected by hearing loss. We understand and are concerned with the struggles and the difficulties that people with hearing issues often experience in their daily lives.
CHIP’s mandate is not only to offer ongoing programs and services but also to connect and inspire those affected by hearing loss, thereby helping to improve quality of life and counter isolation. CHIP’s various programs help to raise awareness about the potential consequences of hearing loss, such as isolation, depression, anger, and dementia, to name a few. As a largely “invisible “ disability, there are many “myths” and misconceptions about hearing loss, our vision is a community where we can hear, be heard and thrive.
You will work under the supervision of the Program Manager.
The funding for this position is provided by the Federal Summer Canada Job program and there are conditions that apply.
Requirements and skills:
- Must be between the ages of 15-30 years of age (inclusively) at the start of employment.
- Must be a registered full-time student for the preceding academic year and intends to to return to school on a full-time basis for the upcoming academic year.
- Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the immigration and Refugee Act and legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial territorial legislation and regulations.
- Excellent ENGLISH, both written and oral skills. Bilingualism is an asset.
- Proven organizational and time-management capabilities with the ability to work independently.
- Detail oriented, with the ability to take initiative, establish deadlines and priorities.
- Experience in the use of the G Suite and Google applications.
Tasks and responsibilities:
There are two main safety issues facing those with hearing loss in case of emergency: how to use and register for TEXT 911 service (a program offered to the Deaf and hard of hearing community) and how to register with their local city office to inform them of their disability. You will be responsible for the following:
- Develop and create activities and material related to Noise Induced Hearing Loss
- Implement, manage, and support aspects of the NIHL project.
- Train and support project staff and volunteers.
- Coordinate special activities and events.
- Create impact evaluation planning tools and analyze data to write reports with recommendations.
- Collaborate with partners and the community to build relationships and raise CHIP’s profile.
Duration of the summer program: 16 weeks
Start date: April or May (Based on Canada Summer Jobs grant)
Number of hours per week: To be discussed.
Hourly wage rate : To be discussed.
Please apply online on our website or submit your CV and cover letter to email@example.com. In your cover letter please tell us why, based on your own experiences and competencies, you are the ideal candidate for this position.